HARARE – Nestlé Zimbabwe has announced the appointment of its first female managing director; Eunice Ganyawu-Magwali. According to the company, she will be joining Nestlé as MD for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. The appointment was with effect from December 3.
Ganyawu- Magwali replaces Ben Ndiaye who has reached the end of his assignment in Zimbabwe and is now working for the company’s global Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.
In a statement, Nestle said Ganyawu- Magwali has exceptional record working in the FMCG sector which included a stint at ZSE-listed Dairibord. “Nestlé believes that Eunice’s vast experience in the dairy, beverage and cereals industry, her passion and results driven approach, will be invaluable in driving the business forward in Zimbabwe.”
At a global level, Nestlé is committed to ensuring that the proportion of women in senior executive positions will increase to 30% by 2022. “Ganyawu- Magwali ‘s appointment is not only a clear demonstration of Nestlé’s leadership towards this agenda but also to the development of local talent in all areas of our operations.”
Nestlé has been present in Zimbabwe since 1959.